Research Associate

London (Greater) (GB)
22 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
18 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

We are seeking to appoint a cell biologist, or a biophysicist (preferably with a PhD in Cell Biology, Biophysics, Biochemistry, Physics, or related disciplines) interested in mechanobiology and with proved experience in cellular mechanics. This project aims to investigate the molecular mechanisms underpinning the molecular mechanisms by which extracellular mechanical forces travel long distances inside the cell to reach the nucleus on biologically-related timescales. The project requires extensive experience in cell biology techniques. Overall, the project encompasses the single molecule to the single cell length-scales, and will employ confocal microscopy, optogenetics, and cell mechanics techniques, including AFM, Magnetic tweezers, cell cyclic stretching and microfluidics. The project is funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Within King’s, you will be part of the department of Physics, which belongs to the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences (NMES). Supporting our staff is important to us and we offer a range of provision including flexible working, caring support, and training opportunities. The university is making significant investment in the Faculty and both student and staff numbers are growing. Our staff come from over 45 countries and around 56% of our students are from outside the UK.  

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The study of Physics at King's dates back to the foundation of the College in 1829. The Department is currently undergoing significant growth with substantial investment in new appointments, research infrastructure and laboratory space refurbishment. We offer a range of BSc (three-year) and MSci (four-year) undergraduate courses as well as MSc and PhD programmes. 

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This post will be offered on an a fixed term contract for 18 months 

This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent

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